Court Adjourns ISI Students “Hijab” Suit Against University Of Ibadan, Three Others


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State

h Court, sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday adjourned the case on wearing of Hijab between some female Muslim students of International School Ibadan, University of Ibadan (ISI-UI), the school management,  the school principal, Mrs. Phebean Olowe and the University of Ibadan till March 11.

Justice Ladiran Akintola at the resumed hearing of the case in Ibadan after listening to the arguments by both Barrister Hassan Fajimite and counsel to the defendants, Barrister Ejelonu M.S. announced the adjournment of  the case till March 11th for further mentioning. 

According to Justice Akintola, the adjournment of the cases became necessary to allow the parties involved file their applications supported by their evidences. 
Justice he judge maintained that all the cases which involved alleged violation of the rights of the students at the ISI-UI over the usage of Hijab in the school have been adjourned till March 11th. 
Counsel to the applicants and the defendants in their response expressed their  satisfied with the submission of the judge to adjourn the case. 
The Wednesday Court session was attended by some of the plaintiffs, their parents, counsel to the appellants, Barrister Hassan Fajimite and counsel to the defendants, Barrister Ejelonu M.S. 
Addressing journalists after the court sitting, Barrister Fajimite said his clients approached the Court for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights to use the Hijab. 
The Counsel stressed that the action of the school by preventing the students to use the Hijab amounts to a violation of the existing laws in the country. 
“I am the counsel to the appellants, 11 of them who are students of ISI-UI who were deprived the right from using Hijab and have deem it fit and their parents to file applications for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights. The matter is actually for mention today and the matter has been adjourned till March 11 to enable us file our counter affidavits”, he said. 
Barrister Fajimite  added, ” we want enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the students. They have their rights to express themselves as Muslims. They have their rights to enjoy their rights as Muslims.” 
“We have asked the Court to declare that the breach of their rights is unconstitutional and null and void. Violation of their rights is unconstitutional”. 


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